Cardinals Clobber Cubs

By WISE Web Sports

Cardinals Clobber Cubs

April 15, 2012 Updated Apr 15, 2012 at 7:45 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals' other Carpenter is fast making a name for himself. Rookie Matt Carpenter, no relation to injured pitcher Chris Carpenter, homered, tripled and drove in five runs, backing strong pitching from Jake Westbrook in a 10 - 3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

The 26 - year - old Carpenter is batting .409 with 10 RBIs in 22 at - bats, following up on success in spring training when he led the team with 25 hits. He singled his first two trips with an RBI, belted a two - run shot to straightaway center off Lendy Castillo in the fifth for his first career homer and added a two - run triple off Rodrigo Lopez in the seventh.

Yadier Molina hit a three - run homer in the third and has six RBIs the last three games. Plus, he threw out Marlon Byrd attempting to steal in the third.

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